Title page for ETD etd-0416102-085340

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Watts, Karin Eberhardt
Author's Email Address kwatts2@lsu.edu
URN etd-0416102-085340
Title Wash
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Herb Goodman Committee Chair
Cynthia Handel Committee Member
Fredrikkie Scollard Committee Member
Paul Dean Committee Member
Thomas Neff Committee Member
  • digital art
  • graphic design
Date of Defense 2002-04-08
Availability unrestricted
In this body of work, Wash, I translate the negative aspects of life in a positive, vibrant way. The physical and psychological sensations of life supply me with an intuitive frame of reference providing a point of departure for visual expression. Digital scanning and imaging techniques allow me to develop an immediate intimacy with the organic and inorganic objects, while I methodically examine, alter and reconfigure their forms. Graphic elements suggest symbolic interpretation from eastern studies and are sometimes enhanced with letterforms and photographic images representing the difficult articulation of thoughts. I synchronize this re-orchestration with the deciphering and close examination of my relationships and myself. Both focus on my quest for balance and harmony, critical to success in art as well as life.
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